Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Two Poems in DMQ Review

Disquieting Muses Quarterly has wonderful production and illustration. So proud they took two of my poems:  "Because the Sky Was My First Friend" and "My Mind Wanders in Shavasana," DMQ Review, Spring 2020 

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Field Girl

I'm always so happy if I get a poem accepted in the wonderful Journal of Compressed Creative Arts click on "April"in the archives and scroll down to April 22 to find "Field Girl," an experimental poem that juxtaposes nouns instead of using complete sentences.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Fire Escapes

At long last,  I won a prize in an international poetry contest, The Plough Poetry Prize, for my poem "Fire Escapes," an un-alphabetical abecedarian about about fear and its inherent irrationality and subjectivity. How we can be afraid of things others handle with courage and brave about things others fear. And how we can step outside of our fears and laugh at ourselves while still taking our fears seriously.

Friday, April 3, 2020

The Animals in My Name

I invite you to read this poem in Cider Press Review (Vol. 21, Issue 4) and then see how many animals you find in your name!

Monday, March 30, 2020


This is my first time I've published a poem in an Australia Journal with the irresistible name Not Very Quiet. It was the first place I sent "Undertow" and they accepted it within a week.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Ace Boggess reviews SUCH LUCK!

It's hard for unknown poets like me to get reviews, much less in a stellar journal. I'm lucky to have a thorough and thoughtful review of Such Luck by Ace Boggess in The Pedestal Magazine.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

When We Look into a Lake

This poem was inspired by a little book of photographs by David Robertson called Cosmos and You. The photos were taken in the Tahoe Lake region,Wa She Shu is a tribal name which was anglicized as Washoe. Da ow is the Wa She Shu word for “the lake” which was anglicized as Tahoe. Click to enter the amazing world of Turtle Island Quarterly.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Doing Yoga Wrong with This Glimpse and Bad Luck

I'm so happy to have three poems published in the daily Writing in a Woman's Voice.  You'll have to scroll for the dates, but it's worth it for all the amazing poems written by women. My first poem, "This Glimpse," appeared on International Time Travel Day, November 5, 2019 followed by "Bad Luck" on November 6, 2019. I occasionally write poems about doing yoga wrong. "My Mind Wanders in Shavasana" was published on January 15, 2020. Enjoy!

Friday, September 20, 2019


That's the title of my newest publication, a full-length book of poetry (my first!) from Flowstone Press, available from Amazon. The poems in Such Luck concern themselves with finding beauty in a time of darkness. Sometimes playful, sometimes deadly serious, always accessible. And a beautiful cover:

Equinox + Duck

Often, in po-biz, an editor will accept one poem of mine and then never accept anything else I submit months or years later. I am grateful to the handful of editors who choose my poems for more than one issue. For "Equinox + Duck," a poem on the edge of slipstream, I thank editor John C. Mannone of the high quality Silver Blade Magazine. I read every issue!

His Wheat Dream

Do you like short poems?  I love the way unstamatic pairs short poems with pictures. Check out "My Wheat Dream" from the link.

Revising Cleveland

I find it fascinating how people remember different things about the same place or event. As people age, their memories become more psychological than factual. "Revising Cleveland" is online at Sweet Tree Review.

I Walk Inside a Cocktail

Print journals are lovely and easy to read. So happy to have my poem "I Walk Inside a Cocktail" in San Pedro River Review's Fall 2019 issue.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Stella at Sunrise

Growing old is hard--but some people age in more interesting ways than others. This poem, just published in Noble/Gas Qrtly was prompted by the tarot card The Star. Stella at Sunrise